Winds

By: Kaitlyn Bialy

General Information

  • Caused by unequal heating of Earth's Surface
  • Two major types of winds- Global and Local winds
  • Wind is the horizontal movement of air from an area of high air pressure to an area of low air pressure
  • Can be measured by an anemometer
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There are Global winds and Local winds.

Local Winds!!

  • caused by unequal heating of the Earth's surface in a small area
  • happens at evening
  • different kind of wind in different areas
  • two different local winds are Sea Breezes and Land breezes

Global winds

  • caused by unequal heating of Earth's surface over large areas
  • many winds
  • never change
  • trade winds, doldrums, horse latitudes,polar easterlies, and prevailing westerlies
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